A breath of fresh air

Posted on 09/09/2022

Wellbeing, Health

Take some time out of your day to pause and breathe, your mind and your body will be grateful.

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As a small business owner, I fully appreciate the importance of finding time to pause and breathe. A moment to slow down and re-assess.  

Grace & Gravity are fortunate enough to be based in two beautiful locations. Serene settings which showcase natural beauty and wildlife all year round. So, when I need some headspace, I’ll do one of two things. Walk around the stunning grounds or hit the yoga mat to work away some of my tension. Both work wonders, are mindful exercises and allow me to pause and breathe.  

Connecting with your breath is so important for staying calm. Deep breathing increases the supply of oxygen to your brain and stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system, which promotes a state of relaxation.

Breathing techniques help you feel connected to your body; they bring your awareness away from the worries in your head and quieten the mind.

While there is a wealth of breathing techniques to explore in Yoga practice, try simply breathing in for a count of four and out for a count of eight. This focus on the exhale is soothing on the nervous system, leaving us feeling more grounded.  

So, whether you have 20 minutes free before work or want to switch off after a difficult day, we urge you to find time to breathe. Make time in your schedule for a short walk outside or a Yoga practice to help you hit reset.

Your mind and body will thank you for it.  

Take a breath

Grace and Gravity Studio run yoga, wellbeing and circus classes at Howbery Park and The Swan at Streatley. You can enjoy sessions in serene studios and beautiful grounds at both locations. Their classes create space where you'll be able to tune out the noise and tune into your mind and body. Sessions are open to all levels with something to suit everyone. Check out their website for more info: www.graceandgravity.studio or contact Yasmin or Janine on hello@graceandgravity.studio 

Grace and Gravity also offer external events. Please get in touch if you'd like to know more about welcoming some wellbeing into your workplace or bringing some circus fun to a social event.